Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bridlington, , England
BMW Virgin no more !
After 3 months of waiting the day arrived to become a BMW rider and what happened, i took my Kawasaki ZX12 R out of the garage only to find i had my first ever puncture in 29 years of riding! I then had to borrow a generator and hope the tyres stayed inflated long enough to travel 75 miles. After 40 miles i pulled into a petrol station to reinflate my back tyre and yes the air hose didnt work and it just let the rest of the air out of my tyres. After being told by the staff that it had been out of action 2 weeks i suggested a sign may have helped me not use the pump. As it was another member of staff was more helpful than the first one and sent me to a car garage next door to use their air hose.
I made it to the BMW garage , where i was hoping for no further problems to blight my day.
The bike was already and waiting and it DIDN'T let me down in anyway, the looks everything had the wow factor to me & the missus. After spending some more money on bike clothing we were on our way. We did 175 miles in the Yorkshire countryside and the bike performed up to and beyond my expectations. It steers so precise especially for a big relitivly heavy bike. It cornering with 2 up and bags full was awsome with some stunning performance to match. I will upload photos of the next journey and of my impending europe trip in aweeks time. Average mpg was 55.4 which was also impressive